Harvick Is Happy, Happy Happy

  He did it! Kevin "Happy" Harvick- a two-time Busch Series champion- has grabbed the brass ring at NASCAR's highest level.  In his first year of racing for Gene Haas and his good buddy Tony Stewart, the 38-year old Bakersfield, California native did what his boss did just three years ago: winning the season finale race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship at the same time. O happy day indeed. It seems fitting that a driver nicknamed "Happy" does so the same year a song of the same ...

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Harvick Is NASCAR’s “Mr. Clutch”

  Who is Mr. Clutch? He's that guy who can close the deal, the one who gets it done when it is all on the line. Kevin Harvick has been Mr. Clutch in 2o14. Consider the evidence: after winning at Phoenix International Raceway in March, Harvick went on a stretch that left him with a hole to dig out of. Happy was anything but after finishing 41st at Las Vegas, 39th at Bristol, and 36th at Fontana. After finishing seventh at Martinsville, disaster struck again with a 42nd place run at ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T For D-A-N-I-C-A

It's time she stopped being a NASCAR punch line. With her sixth place finish at Atlanta, Danica Patrick has tied Janet Guthrie's career-best finish in a Cup Series race. That gives the "Go Daddy Girl" three top tens on the season. For perspective, that gives Patrick as many as Austin Dillon and Martin Truex Jr., and more than Casey Mears, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier. Not shabby. Not shabby at all. Lest you think yours truly has been swept up in the hype, this is not a forecast of a ...

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A Redemption Story In An Unlikely Place

NASCAR fan, could you have imagined we would be where we are today? Just two short seasons ago, it looked like the party was over. Released from Penske Racing- the team that had given Kurt Busch his second chance just five years earlier- the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion appeared destined for a career with start-and-parks or underfunded teams. Today, Gene Haas is looking crazy like fox, as Busch earns a win for the '41' in just their sixth start as a team, at Martinsville of all places in the ...

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HAIL TO THE CREW CHIEF, DARIAN GRUBB

Could you imagine continuing to work in a place where you were told you wouldn’t be coming back? Imagine learning this right in the middle of trying to attain the pinnacle. Could you keep soldiering on, or would you tell the boss to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine? To do the latter is understandable; to do the former is noble.Championship crew chief Darian Grubb is a prince of a man for his professionalism at Stewart Haas Racing. Getting word at Charlotte that he would not be re ...

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